Causeway Neurodiversity – Summer Activities

Causeway Neurodiversity are holding a number of events during July and August for children with neurodiverse conditions including ASD, ADHD, Tourette’s Dyspraxia etc.

Note: Activities incur a charge

Mobile Gaming – 8 July 2022 – North Coast Integrated College, Coleraine (download flyer for further information including cost & booking details) 

Lego Workshop & Paper Crafts – 20 July 2022 – Sheskburn Recreation Centre, Ballycastle (download flyer for further information including cost & booking details) 

Pony Treking – 4 August 2022 – Shean’s Farm, Armoy (download flyer for further information including cost & booking details)

Closed Swimming Session – 17 August 2022 – Joey Dunlop Centre (download flyer for further information including cost & booking details)

Assistive Technology for Children with Vision Impairment

We’re excited to share that applications have now re-opened for free iPads for children aged 3-18 with a vision impairment, for use at home.

The devices have excellent accessibility features built-in, and online guides and tutorials will be provided to help them get started and to ensure that they know how to stay safe online. The devices will be completely free of charge, with the only requirement being proof of vision impairment.

We know how important technology is for children with a vision impairment; if you are aware of any children who could benefit please do share the information with families.

Stocks are limited so we would encourage interested applicants to apply as soon as possible. More information, including how to apply, can be found on the following webpage: www.guidedogs.org.uk/techforall

There is also a webpage detailing the eligibility criteria: Eligibility criteria (guidedogs.org.uk)

We are planning some social media posts on the Guide Dogs UK social media channels later this week, so please share these if you would like to. I have put the links to our Facebook and Twitter channels below:

Guide Dogs (@guidedogs) / Twitter

Guide Dogs UK | Facebook

Tech for All is just one of many services Guide Dogs provide for children and young people. We offer buddy dogs, a well behaved canine companion for children with sight loss; our ‘My Time to Play’ Programme for children with sight loss aged 0-4, learning through sensory play in a group setting led by our habilitation specialists; and much more.

We have also recently launched an online customer panel, for all people with sight loss, or parents of children with a vision impairment. It’s completely free to join and participate in. Members will be invited to take part in interesting research activities. It’s a great way for people to get their voice heard and we hope they will find it personally rewarding.  The system is fully accessible so that the experience will be as frustration free as possible. To become a member, people should complete a short 10 minute survey on the following link: https://guidedogsviewpoint.com/uc/main/a0db/

If families would like to find out more about our services, they can visit our website www.guidedogs.org.uk or contact Guide Line on 0800 781 1444.

 

Inclusive Beaches – Portstewart Strand & Cranfield Bookings Now Open!

Bookings are now open for Mae Murray Foundation’s Inclusive Beaches, based at Portstewart Strand and Cranfield.

Portstewart Strand  – Land-based equipment is available to borrow from Friday 15 April, with more equipment to follow in the future.

Cranfield – Equipment will be available to borrow from Friday 15 April, everyday until 24th April and then every weekend until the end of June (thereafter equipment will be available everyday).

Information on schedules and how to book – http://www.maemurrayfoundation.org/pro…/inclusive-beaches/

Please note the 6 step booking process below